College of Nursing, RIMS, Imphal celebrated its 4th
Foundation Day on 3rd Dec. 2012 in Jubilee Hall, RIMS,
Imphal with much fanfare under the dynamic and
inspirational leadership of Prof. N. Damayanti Devi,
Principal i/c, College of Nursing, RIMS, Imphal. This is
the second of its kind in the history of College of
Nursing, RIMS, Imphal. Coincidently, both the
celebrations were held during the tenure of Prof. N.
Damayanti Devi as Principal i/c of the College of
Nursing, RIMS, Imphal. A CNE progarmme was also held
preceding the Foundation Day Celebrations thus enabling
the staff and students interact with the great
educationists of India. Newly admitted 3rd
batch nursing students took oath to serve the ailing
humanity with utmost sincerity, compassion and empathy
during the programme.
Minister of PHED, Labour & Employment, Govt. of Manipur,
Shri I. Hemochandra Singh was the Chief Guest of the
Celebrations. The function was presided over by the
Director, RIMS, Imphal Prof S. Sekharjit Singh.
Principal i/c, College of Nursing, RIMS, Imphal, Prof.
N. Damayanti Devi, ADG, Ministry of Health and Family
Welfare, Govt of India, Dr Mangala Kohli, Professor of
Community Health Nursing, AIIMS, New Delhi, Prof Ashia
Qureshi and Dean of School of Medical Sciences, Manipur
University, Prof T. Y. Babu Singh were the dignitaries
on the dais.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri I. Hemochandra Singh
stated that today is an important day for the new
students as they have taken an oath to step into the
noble profession of nursing. The nursing health care is
a holistic concept and so they must take significant
role in the health care system irrespective of caste,
creed, religion, sex and nationality, he added.
Today, the profession is no longer a gender specific
profession as male students are also permitted to pursue
nursing. He further stated that the credit of proper
treatment of ailments of a patient must to given to the
nurses as they spend more time taking good care of the
patients. The nurses must try to improve the standards
of health-care which in turn will lead the people to a
healthy living society, the minister added.
Giving the presidential speech, Prof S. Sekharjit Singh
stated that Regional Institute of Medical Sciences has a
plan to upgrade the College of Nursing, RIMS within a
period of five years. Moreover, a 200 capacity hostel of
the College of Nursing will also be built as soon as
possible, he stated and wished all the students to move
forward and serve the people with utmost care.
Prizes were distributed to meritorious students and a
souvenir in connection with the occasion was released by
Shri I. Hemochandra Singh.
Now, the College is running in full swing by overcoming
of the past setback with full fledged staff.